Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday Tunes

Just a little song to start your day... this one always gets stuck in my head, so for that I say "You're Welcome."

I also recommend that you turn your Pandora Station to "Forget You" by Cee Lo Green. My hair stylist had it on the other night and it's perfect.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Quickie Craft, St. Pat's Style

Here is a quick and cheap little St. Patrick's Day project for all of you non-crafters...

I found these super cute bamboo placemats at Dollar Tree. They would be super cute on a table alone, but I wanted to do something a little different...

So I bought several of them and used the non-crafters key to success: Duct Tape. I taped together four of them to create a table runner. They line up right next to each other making them easy to connect:
And that's it! Now I have a cute table runner and it only cost $4! Another cheap score!

Now what to put on top of that table...???

Friday, March 4, 2011

Winning, Duh

Jimmy Fallon never ceases to amaze me with his impersonation abilities... watch this video he did as Charlie Sheen and tell me he doesn't sound JUST LIKE HIM! He's so great...

He cracks me up. I would love to spend a day with him! (Heck- even an hour or a minute would be great!!)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy Home-iversary!

This month marks my 2 year anniversary with my house. It's been a bumpy road and an adventure like I never imagined, but it's been worth every penny (literally!)
Oh, house, remember how we started?

Your horrible lack of landscaping... or grass... or even dirt...

Your desperate looking side-yards (Oh, Hey Jack!)

And even worse backyard. (why did you ever think those cement flowerbed borders were a good idea??)

Our sad attempts at planting sod in patches (Who were we kidding? That was a waste of time! Good thing Rory looks so cute to make this picture worth it)

Remember your lack of appliances and awkward kitchen space? (no pantry? empty window space?)

What about when we filled that empty kitchen space with a HUGE fridge that cost more than I should have spent (and yet I don't regret it for a second. LOVE my fridge!)
What about your disgusting carpet that I refused to walk on? (nasty- you should be ashamed of yourself)
Good thing I replaced it all and repainted the rooms before moving in! (I won't hold that against you anymore)

Oh yes, it's been a long road of updating and decorating and yet we're still not even close to done. Wait until you see what's next...
But before we go, how about looking back on some of our "firsts?" Remember when...

We hosted our first theme party and indoor camp out?

The aftermath of our First Thanksgiving...

Our First Christmas...

And our first record-setting snow...

Oh yes, it's been an adventure. I can't wait for the warmer weather when we can get back to business and start a few more projects on my list! You'll love it, house, I promise.

St. Patrick's Day Wreath

After putting a hook on my door at Christmas, I've found myself wanting to put a wreath up for every holiday!

This month I obviously wanted to Go Green and make a festive St Patrick's Day wreath. I found everything I needed at the thrift store and the whole project only cost me $5!

I started with a stack of assorted green t-shirts, all priced at 50 cents-$1.99 each.

I also found a couple of wreath forms that were 50% off 99 cents! Score! I bought 2, but only used one for this project. I'll save the other for next month! (Notice the background- yes, I did this project in a laundry basket to minimize the straw that would end up all over the floor!)
I started cutting each t-shirt along the bottom hem and continued to cut it into one long 1 inch strip, all the way up to the sleeves.

Keep cutting until you have a pile of green strips! (this is after two of the four shirts I used)
After I cut up each shirt, I took the strips and cut them into manageable lengths, approximately two arm spans long. I'd say cutting them in to 4 foot strips would be perfect.

I used a straight pin to hold the first four strips on to the wreath. After pinning them down, start randomly wrapping them around the wreath, alternating directions and colors.

When you reach the end of your first strip, pin it to the wreath form to hold it in place. After the first few strips are pinned down, the rest of the strips can be tucked under existing strips and no more pins are needed.
Continue wrapping and alternating until the entire wreath is covered and the colors are the way you like it.

I like the way this looks, but I thought it needed a little something else, so I traced out a shamrock on one of the shirt scraps to add some flair.

I laid out the shamrock and started lining the edge with hot glue. I twisted the extra strips and glued them along the edges (yikes! flash wash out!)

After making it all the way around the shamrock I filled in the remaining sections with smal twists of fabric

Once it was done I pinned it to the wreath and it was ready to hang!

Of course it was dark out when I finished, but I had to hang it and get pictures right away! I was so pleased with the final product and happy that it was so easy and cheap!

Total cost:
wreath form: $ .50
t-shirts: $2.00
$ .50
Total: $5.00

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Charity Golf Tournament

Anyone out there a golfer? Want to help a great cause while hitting the course?

Join us for the Second Annual Rick Fairless Charity Golf Tournament on March 31st at 1:00pm. We will be golfing at Riverside Golf Course in Grand Prairie and it's only $100 per player. All money raised benefits Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

For the $100 fee, each golfer is able to participate in the tournament, gets a goody bag, is eligible to participate in contests to win prizes, and gets a free meal at Strokers Ice House after the tournament! It's great fun and raises money for a great cause.

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